From The Driver Seat:Intake: It was an easy install, as could be expected. The True Flow filter came already oiled, so the dripping oil can create a bit of a mess when you pull it out of its plastic packaging.
Exhaust: This was fast and easy to install, as aftercat exhaust systems usually are. Since the suspension was lifted rather than lowered, there was no need to cut the Gibson pipes, and aside from deciding to weld the joints together, everything was essentially bolt-on.
Suspension: The Fabtech kit was designed to be truly bolt-on. It went on very quickly, thanks to no welding and extremely minimal cutting, which was done by choice, plus, the skill and experience of the technicians who worked on it.
Wheels and tires: The wheels and tires were a good fit for each other because the tiny flamed Hot Wheels logo on the wheel was complemented by the flame-shaped tread on the Nitto tires. The wheel/tire size, combined with the 6-inch lift, creates just the right amount of lift for the truck owner's aesthetic and practical purposes.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
|Time Spent Working || |
| || |
(Intake, 30 minutes; exhaust, 30 minutes, suspension, 3 hours; wheel and tire mount, 30 minutes)
|MECHANICAL DIFFICULTY: |
|Intake || |
|Exhaust || |
Easy, if bolted not welded
|Suspension || |
|Wheel and tire mounts || |
Easy, with pro equipment
|TOOLS USED: || |
| || |
(A lift, a die grinder for suspension, a welder for the exhaust, impact tools, and tire-mounting machinery.)
|Fabtech 6-inch Lift Kit for ’02-’06 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD, || |
(Includes two boxes of components, and front and rear shocks)
|Gibson Performance cat-back dual-sport aluminized exhaust for ‘02-’05 Dodge Ram || |
1500, PN 6400,
|Hot Wheels custom rims by KMC, chromed D-Back model, 20x10 inches, || |
PN 6103, ($296 each)
|Nitto Dune Grappler Desert Terrain tires, || |
LT325/60R20, ($400 each)
|True Flow sealed air intake for the Dodge Ram 2002-03 3.7L and 2002 4.7L, || |
|TOTAL COST: || || |
(Not including labor)
KMC Wheel Co.
1455 Columbia Ave.
3780 Prospect, Unit B
Hot Wheels Custom Rims
JBM Motoring Accessories
428-B W. Katella Ave.
6261 Katella Ave.